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Q:  What’s the difference between Prosecco & Champagne?

A: Champagne is from the Champagne region of France, 80 miles northeast of Paris; made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier grapes; and, produced using the “Traditional Method” – sugar & yeast are added to the bottle for fermentation.  

Prosecco is made in the Veneto region of Italy, about 15 miles north of Venice; made with Prosecco (aka: glera grapes); and, produced using the “Tank Method” – sugar & yeast are added to large, sealed, stainless steel tanks for fermentation. 

Learn more about the flavor profiles of Champagne & Prosecco at Wine & Spirits 101.

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Lou Alfaro

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